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How to use custom portraits (BG1, BG:EE, BG2, BG2:EE, IWD, IWD:EE, IWD2)

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  • BiscuitsBiscuits Member Posts: 8
    @Kilivitz
    @Troodon80
    Thanks guys, sorry I didn't put the original up. I should also say it isn't mine, I think it's from google, should have really kept the link. Thanks for taking the time to resize it Trood, sadly the portrait was slightly cropped by Baldurs Gate.
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  • Troodon80Troodon80 Member, Developer Posts: 4,110
    @Biscuits, can you vouch for them working, at least?

    Either myself or @Kilivitz can rodo them from the large portrait. (Depends on who gets there first *race, race, race.*)
    Biscuits
  • BiscuitsBiscuits Member Posts: 8
    @Troodon80, They worked perfectly, thanks =) haha let the games begin
  • Troodon80Troodon80 Member, Developer Posts: 4,110
  • BiscuitsBiscuits Member Posts: 8
    @Troodon80
    Worked perfectly, Thank you so much =D
  • RangerSGRangerSG Member Posts: 22
    Ok. So I installed the custom portraits in the Portrait Directory. They show up properly, and I can select them. BUT... I can't switch to scrolling the small portraits. So all I can select is the 1st few small portraits in that screen. Clicking on a small portrait and scrolling still scrolls the top (medium) portraits.
  • Stargazer5781Stargazer5781 Member Posts: 182
    @RangerSG As far as I know you have to click the down arrow next to the small portraits display to scroll through them. You can't use your mouse wheel.
  • RangerSGRangerSG Member Posts: 22
    Thanks. I'll try that.
  • RangerSGRangerSG Member Posts: 22

    @RangerSG As far as I know you have to click the down arrow next to the small portraits display to scroll through them. You can't use your mouse wheel.

    Well, it seems my laptop arrow buttons won't work with the custom portraits either. :S

  • Stargazer5781Stargazer5781 Member Posts: 182
    edited February 2013
    @RangerSG You have to click on the arrows on the scroll bar, not your keyboard arrows.image
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  • RangerSGRangerSG Member Posts: 22

    @RangerSG You have to click on the arrows on the scroll bar, not your keyboard arrows. *snip*

    Yeah, that was the problem, the arrows had disappeared, so I couldn't scroll except by mouse wheel. I think it was because I had added too many custom portraits (or a few the game didn't like, perhaps). Because when I pulled them into a second directory for 'storage' the arrows returned. So I'll just move the ones I need when I play out of storage.

  • revaarrevaar Member Posts: 160
    I'm having an issue using custom portraits in the OSX version. Rather than see the picture, all i see is a silhouette with a question mark. My pics are the proper sizes and .bmp, but no dice. Help?
  • mlnevesemlnevese Member, Moderator Posts: 10,211
    @revaar Are they the new size the EE uses or standard BG/BG2 portraits?
  • revaarrevaar Member Posts: 160
    @mlnevese they are the sizes outlined on page one of this thread (54x84 and 169x266).
  • mlnevesemlnevese Member, Moderator Posts: 10,211
    @revaar can you zip a set and upload to the thread? It's quite late where I am, but I'll take a look at it first thing in the morning.
    revaar
  • Stargazer5781Stargazer5781 Member Posts: 182
    @revaar Long shot, but make sure you're not uploading the pictures to skype or anything, it prevents BG from reading them.
  • revaarrevaar Member Posts: 160
    @mlnevese, Here it is. Thank you so very much!
  • Troodon80Troodon80 Member, Developer Posts: 4,110
    @revaar, it looks like the images have been saved as 32-bit BMP, where 24-bit is required.
    mlneveserevaar
  • ShapiroKeatsDarkMageShapiroKeatsDarkMage Member Posts: 2,428
    When i change the size of the pitcures, the face of the character always disappears. How can i do with this problem?
  • SgthawkerSgthawker Member Posts: 31
    @shapiro Do you resize or crop the image?
  • ShapiroKeatsDarkMageShapiroKeatsDarkMage Member Posts: 2,428
    Sgthawker said:

    @shapiro Do you resize or crop the image?

    I use Paint to resize the images, by changing the attributes.

  • mlnevesemlnevese Member, Moderator Posts: 10,211
    @ShapiroKeatsDarkMage The simplest way to get the portrait is cropping the area you're interested in and then resizing.
  • ShapiroKeatsDarkMageShapiroKeatsDarkMage Member Posts: 2,428
    edited February 2013
    How i do cropping?
  • revaarrevaar Member Posts: 160
    Aaaah. Thanks. I'll have to change that. Will the portrait then show up in my game that is already going, or will I have to start another?
  • psyactpsyact Member Posts: 81
    You may have to go into the customization screen in your character record, but you can change any PC's portrait within the game at any time. So you may have to re-select the portrait you want to use, but then it should work.

    revaar
  • zadkielmodelerzadkielmodeler Member Posts: 20
    Well, my portraits are showing up in the folder, but BG crashes when I click on one. Yes they are 24bit BMPs.
  • islandkingislandking Member Posts: 426
    Can you tell me what's the "Large: 210x330" used for
    I only find the option for M and S
    Thanks
  • KilivitzKilivitz Member Posts: 1,459
    edited March 2013
    Large portraits (210x330) are used...

    - By the selection screen for default portraits (the ones shipped with the game)
    - For the epilogues you see for each NPC when you finish BG2:ToB
    - By the main Character Creation menu (it will automatically fetch the large version and display it while you create the character*

    So they are not really necessary unless you are replacing the portrait of one or more NPCs.

    * Notice that if you don't have it, the menu will show the medium portrait with a blank space inside the frame.
  • OrieOrie Member Posts: 15
    can some one tell me how to do this for the other NPC party characters? according to this website http://www.saber-scorpion.com/gaming/rpg_bg1_charguide.php#dynaheir
    you can change their portraits too but he says put it in an OVERRIDE folder but i dont see one do i need to make one? if so should it be inside the Portraits folder or some where else?
  • Troodon80Troodon80 Member, Developer Posts: 4,110
    @Orie, it should be in the main game directory*. You just need to name the portraits properly (DYNAHEIS, DYNAHEIM, and DYNAHEIL in this case) and put them into the override folder.

    * If you are using the Beamdog client, right click and select Open game location. Otherwise you'll need to find the installation directory yourself. You can also try a file search on your computer for chitin.key, the override folder should be in the same location. If it is not in the installation directory, then you will have to create a new folder there and call it that.
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